Specialist, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Do you have a passion for caring for critically ill children and a desire to make a positive impact during a challenging time? Are you a skilled healthcare professional with a strong foundation in pediatrics and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment? If so, a Specialist position in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) could be your perfect calling.

What is a Specialist, PICU?

PICU Specialists play a vital role in supporting the pediatric critical care team by providing specialized care to critically ill or injured children. This specialist position can be filled by various healthcare professionals depending on the specific facility, such as:

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs): Advanced practice nurses with specialized training in caring for critically ill children.
  • Physician Assistants (PAs) with Pediatric Critical Care Specialization: Medical professionals qualified to perform a multitude of tasks under the supervision of a pediatric intensivist.
  • Registered Nurses (RNs) with Advanced Training in Pediatric Critical Care: Nurses with additional qualifications and experience in caring for critically ill children.


  • Patient Care Support: Collaborate with the pediatric critical care team to develop and implement comprehensive treatment plans for critically ill children. This may involve:
    • Performing physical assessments and monitoring vital signs.
    • Administering medications and providing respiratory support.
    • Assisting with procedures ordered by the pediatric intensivist.
    • Providing age-appropriate emotional support and care for young patients.
  • Family-Centered Care: Offer support and guidance to families of PICU patients, addressing their concerns and ensuring clear communication throughout the care process. This may involve explaining complex medical conditions and procedures in a reassuring and understandable manner for children and their families.
  • Collaboration: Work effectively with pediatric intensivists, nurses, respiratory therapists, child life specialists, and other healthcare professionals to ensure seamless and coordinated care for PICU patients.
  • Quality Improvement: Participate in initiatives to improve PICU practices and evaluate the effectiveness of implemented care protocols.
  • Education and Advocacy: Stay current with advancements in pediatric critical care and may educate colleagues on new best practices or participate in research activities (depending on specific role).

Essential Skills:

  • Degree or license in a relevant healthcare field (e.g., PNP, PA, RN) with specialized training or experience in pediatric critical care.
  • Strong understanding of pediatric anatomy, physiology, and common childhood illnesses and injuries.
  • Excellent clinical assessment and critical thinking skills.
  • Proficient in pediatric resuscitation techniques and advanced life support measures.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, both with children and their families.
  • Compassion, empathy, and a patient-centered approach.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and staying abreast of advancements in pediatric critical care.


  • Make a Lasting Impact: Play a vital role in the care of critically ill children, potentially saving lives and improving their long-term health outcomes.
  • Rewarding and Meaningful Work: Contribute to a child's healing process during a challenging time, providing comfort and support to both patients and their families.
  • Dynamic and Stimulating Environment: Be part of a fast-paced and ever-changing environment where your skills and expertise are crucial.
  • Continuous Learning and Growth: Stay engaged in a field that is constantly evolving with new research and advancements in pediatric critical care.

If you are a dedicated healthcare professional with a passion for pediatrics and a desire to make a significant difference in the lives of critically ill children and their families, a Specialist position in the PICU offers a challenging and rewarding career path.



Monthly based


Riyadh , Saudi Arabia

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1 month ago
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Riyadh , Saudi Arabia